Drug Addiction

Trump worried about surge in drug abuse in US, but says cities turning safe

01-29   Trump worried about surge in drug abuse in US, but says cities turning safe

President Donald Trump recently compared the 1960s with today’s opioid epidemic ravaging the United States and said that the drug problem in those days was nothing compared to the present situation. The current drug scenario in the U.S. is catastrophic, which he has termed as “carnage.” The spike in drug overdose cases is unprecedented, something […]


Google blocks addiction keywords after investigators unearth money-making deals

01-12   Google blocks addiction keywords after investigators unearth money-making deals

The search giant Google has come into scrutiny sue to some malpractices. The global conglomeration is accused of taking exorbitant amounts as commission from intermediaries, also called “referral agents”, for directing traffic related to addiction and substance use treatment to their sites. These agents worked as helplines but clandestinely directed traffic to their patron webpages. […]


Highlights 2017: Top anti-drug operations of 2017 involving US

12-29   Highlights 2017: Top anti-drug operations of 2017 involving US

Controlling drug trafficking and distribution is a significant challenge for law enforcement agencies, considering the fact that the way drugs are being sold and distributed is continuously evolving. The 2017 World Drug Report highlighted the changing landscape of the illicit drug trade. New technologies like the dark web and even Facebook, and the emergence of […]


Police seize drugs worth $46000 sold clandestinely through Facebook

12-27   Police seize drugs worth $46000 sold clandestinely through Facebook

A 10-month long operation led the Chicago police to arrest 50 people, and seize 17 different types of drugs worth $46,000 and at least 18 illegal firearms. During the operation, the Chicago police infiltrated several secret Facebook groups and found that they were clandestinely selling drugs and illegal arms. The sting operation has come as […]


Blow to President Trump’s efforts: ACA open enrollment for 2018 witnesses increase in sign-ups

11-10   Blow to President Trump’s efforts: ACA open enrollment for 2018 witnesses increase in sign-ups

Despite the Donald Trump administration’s efforts to take down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, its popularity does not seem to die down. In the first week of its open enrollment for 2018 beginning Nov. 1, 2017, more than 600,000 people have signed up for coverage. As per the latest figures shared by the […]


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